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Joint Statement from the IAASB and IESBA Chairs on IOSCO’s Endorsement of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

Jul 25, 2023 | New York, New York | English

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) applaud the efforts of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and today’s International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) endorsement decision of the ISSB’s recently issued IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards S1 and S2. IOSCO determined that these standards are “appropriate to serve as a global framework for capital markets to develop the use of sustainability-related financial information in both capital raising and trading and for the purpose of helping globally integrated financial markets accurately assess relevant sustainability risks and opportunities.”

In commenting on the endorsement, Tom Seidenstein and Gabriela Figueiredo Dias, IAASB and IESBA Chairs, respectively, said, “IOSCO’s endorsement of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards S1 and S2 and its call to action for member jurisdictions to move toward adoption and implementation are two more important steps in establishing a trusted reporting framework for sustainability information. We appreciate IOSCO’s leadership in coordinating global consistency in sustainability reporting, assurance, and ethics standards.”